Metropolitan Line Cab Ride (2)
A collection of photographs
taken during a cab ride on board a Metropolitan Line train of S Stock on 20
August 2016. The journey made was
Harrow on the Hill - Aldgate - Uxbridge - Aldgate - Harrow on the Hill. This trip was made with full permission.
Travelling southbound through the disused platforms at Swiss Cottage.
Light at the end of the tunnel as we approach the disused Marlborough Road station.
Baker Street Junction, where the Metropolitan Line joins the Circle and Hammersmith & City lines.
Between Euston Square and King's Cross St Pancras, we pass an Aldgate to Amersham Metropolitan Line service. I have tried to process
this picture to show roughly how the tunnels appear to the naked eye. This is pretty much what the driver sees.
Eastbound (or outer rail) at King's Cross St Pancras.
As we arrive at Liverpool Street, a Hammersmith & City Line service arrives in the opposite direction. The destination of this train was
Edgware Road as the Hammersmith branch was closed for engineering works.
Arriving at Aldgate.
A reminder that this railway was originally operated by steam locomotives, a ventilation shaft
a few yards to the east of Liverpool Street station.
Arriving at Moorgate with an Aldgate bound Metropolitan Line service going in the opposite direction.
Baker Street Junction with a train in the distance heading towards Edgware Road, and a train joining the Circle from the Metropolitan Line.
Out into the sunshine with a Metropolitan Line train of S Stock and a Jubilee Line train of 1996 Stock passing near West Hampstead.
Jubilee Line 1996 Stock arriving at West Hampstead.
Passing a southbound Metropolitan Line service on the approach to Willesden Green.
Overtaking a Jubilee Line train at Dollis Hill.
Overtaking a Jubilee Line train on the approach to Neasden.
Our train takes the Uxbridge branch at Harrow North Junction.
21015 leads an Uxbridge to Aldgate service at Ruislip Manor.
Passing Ruislip Siding as a Piccadilly Line train of 1973 Stock passes in the other direction.
An Aldgate to Uxbridge Metropolitan Line service waits to depart from Great Portland Street.
An Edgware Road bound Hammersmith & City Line service gets away from Moorgate.
The complex and compact track layout on the approach to Aldgate.
As we wait to depart from Aldgate, an outer rail Circle Line service arrives.
An Aldgate bound train of S Stock is captured between the Clerkenwell Tunnels.
Light at the end of the tunnel? No, it's just a train of S Stock about to appear as we roll round the curve between Great Portland Street
and Baker Street.
Baker Street Junction, where our train will turn right.
Marlborough Road disused station.
The Metropolitan Railway bridge at Kilburn.